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Finding Dory at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

A little while ago my daughter and I snuck off to Sydney for some mummy-daughter bonding. My Little Miss was most excited because she knew we were going to SEA LIFE Aquarium at Sydney Harbour. We hadn’t been there since she her brother had been born. Needless to say, we are big fans of the… Read more »

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Dear Disney, I have a favour to ask… Please don’t forget my son.

Disney have released a video on YouTube which re-brands the whole ‘Princess’ phenomenon. Until my daughter started pre-school, she was completely oblivious to all this. But now she has been completely informed. It’s all tiaras, ball gowns, dancing and pink in our house at the moment. So I really appreciate the change of pace that latest… Read more »

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Make Your Own Christmas Tree!

For a variety of different reasons – lack of money to buy one, no space to put one up, moving house… you may not be able to have a Christmas tree up this Christmas. So this is your Christmas tree, when you can’t have a Christmas tree! (Just in case you’re wondering, we made this… Read more »

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Christmas Themed Sensory Bottles

This week Bel from Mums Take Five is lending her crafty skills to my blog. Enjoy! ——————————————— These little sensory bottles are not only fun to make but can be played with over and over (hopefully instead of the Christmas tree decorations)  They are cheap and get thrown around and I don’t even think twice… Read more »

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How Do You Feel? by Anthony Browne

I was going to start this by saying that since both my children are of toddler age, I think picture books are really great for helping them understand the emotions they are feeling and how to express them appropriately… and then I remembered I work at a Primary School and even the children who are… Read more »

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Hairy Maclary

There is a range of books in the Hairy Maclary range. After Little Miss experienced a trip to the vet with our dog, I thought it was apt that we start with Hairy Maclary’s Rumpus at the Vet.  To be honest, at five months, I think she’s a little young to appreciate this properly. The… Read more »

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Looking at Art 1 2 3

Learning to count is inspired through artwork in this great little book. The National Gallery of Australia has released two books in this series – Looking at Art: 1 2 3 and Looking at Art: Colours. Using famous artwork, all found at the National Gallery, your child explores counting and colours in a much more… Read more »

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A Child’s First Alphabet

  Such a cute book by Alison Jay. This is the kind of book that lasts through a few age ranges as you have fun spotting all the things on each page that start with that letter. My cousin gave me the board book version and Little Miss, 4 months old now, is already enjoying… Read more »

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

I love, I love, I love this book. Get caught up in how you say/express the words as you swish through the tall grass. Create your make believe world together as you act out each page. Helen Oxenbury’s drawings are just amazing. As my daughter gets older we will be writing our own inspired versions as… Read more »